The community can come together 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at GateWay Community College, 108 N. 40th St. Phoenix, to help create bones for the One Million Bones projects. Two Gilbert High School students - Seth Scheeler and Kaitlynn Wernsing - are co-chairs for the Mesa/Gilbert One Million Bones group, though this event is open to people from across the state.
One Million Bones is an arts education and social activism project designed to recognize those who have been killed by genocides and mass atrocities in countries such as Burma, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Participants will create bones to represent victims and survivors. Donations will be accepted and used to sustain this project and pay for educational outreach. In 2013, one million bones will be laid on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.